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Rolle Bolle heating up

Rec Report

On a hot Wednesday night on July 17, 24 bolders came to Manlius and Wilma Anderson, Tony Marchand and Rod Nelson won first place.

Second went to Lisa Marchand, Tyler DeBrock and Mitch Smith; third to Coleen VanKerreBroeck, Tyler Heitzler and Rob Morey; fourth to Kristine DeBrock, Chuck Taylor and Rick Taylor; and fifth went to Allison DeBrock, Richard Huffaker and Roger DeBrock.

Underground Railroad 5K: The 21st annual Underground Railroad 5K will be held Sept. 14 during Homestead Festival. Registration starts at 6:45 a.m. with race time at 8 a.m. from the Bureau County Metro Center. For more information, contact Tammy Lange at 815-872-0840.

Fastpitch Church League: Princeton Bible rallied to defeat the People Church 10-6 Friday night at Westside Park. Garey Driscoll’s three-run shot gave Bible a 9-6 lead in the sixth.

Friday’s late game between Methodist and Bureau Township was postponed by lightning and will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Tuesday.

On Saturday, Bunker Hill beat St. Louis/Covenant, but fell to St. Matthews 18-9 in the nightcap.

The Methodist (4-1) stand in first place with Princeton Bible and St. Matthew’s in a second-place tie at (5-2). They are followed by Bureau Township (3-2), Bunker Hill (3-5), (2-5) and People’s Church (1-6).

There will be a single game Friday and two games Saturday.

Red Cross fundraiser: The 21st annual Illinois Valley American Red Cross Walk-Run-Bike fundraiser will be held Aug. 25 at Baker Lake in Peru. Registration will begin at noon. Walkers, bikers and runners will leave the starting line at 1 p.m. All registered participants will receive T-shirts.

The Peru Walk Bike Run will also include a family bike safety rodeo on the east side of Baker Lake from noon to 2 p.m.  The first 100 children attending will receive a free bicycle helmet and rodeo T-shirt. An adult must accompany each bike rodeo participant.

Money raised from the event will be used for local Red Cross activities including disaster services training and response, health and safety programs, and mobile meal deliveries. The Red Cross blood donation program will also benefit.       

For more information and to register, call the Peru Red Cross office at 815-223-0922 or send an email message to

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